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October 20, 2015
Wacker Chemie has officially started up a new reactor for vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Calvert City, KY, site. The company has invested around...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Wacker-starts-up-new-VAE-reactor-at-Calvert-City_74489.html
October 20, 2015
Russia is planning two export-oriented methanol plants at the Port of Ust-Luga, near Saint Petersburg, mainly targeting the European markets. The investors have already secured land...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Russia-plans-two-export-oriented-methanol-plants-at-the-Port-of-Ust-Luga_74487.html
October 21, 2015
Badlands NGLs (Denver) says it has licensed Univation Technologies’ Unipol polyethylene (PE) process for four 600,000-m.t./year production lines, two at a site in North Dakota and two at an unnamed US site. The facilities will produce both linear low-density PE and high-density PE....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Badlands-licenses-Unipol-process-for-four-600000-m-t-year-PE-lines_74472.html
October 15, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) has completed construction of the Surgil petrochemical complex in  Uzbekistan and said it is seeking to expand its petchems business. Speaking at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Lotte-Chemical-completes-project-in-Uzbekistan-eyes-more-investments_74416.html
October 15, 2015
Dow has asked local authorities to provide a 10-year tax abatement for a $1 billion ethylene glycol (EG) plant that the company would build at its Freeport, TX, facility for MEGlobal, its EG joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Dow-seeks-tax-abatement-for-proposed-MEGlobal-EG-plant-at-Freeport-TX-Updated_74423.html
October 16, 2015
Sojitz (Tokyo) said on Wednesday that it has agreed with NPCP Holdings, a state-owned oil company in Papua New Guinea, to establish a joint venture, which will develop a methanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sojitz-signs-shareholder-agreement-to-develop-methanol-business-in-Papua-New-Guinea_74388.html
October 14, 2015
Total and its partner Saudi Aramco are interested in expanding their Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical (Satorp) joint venture at Al Jubail. “Total remains...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Total-revives-plans-to-expand-petchems-operations-in-Saudi-Arabia_74394.html
October 14, 2015
Axens says that it has been selected by Total to supply technology for a new vacuum gasoil hydro desulfurization (VGO HDS) unit at Total's Donges, France, refinery. Axens will provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Axens-selected-to-upgrade-Total-refinery-in-France_74399.html
October 14, 2015
Chemical producer Grupa Azoty (Tarnòw, Poland) says that it has given initial approval to a project worth 2.4 billion zloty to construct a coal gasification plant. The proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Grupa-Azoty-gives-initial-approval-to-coal-gasification-project_74400.html
October 14, 2015
Alexey Miller, chairman of Gazprom; and Dmitry Konov, Sibur's CEO, on Wednesday attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a previously announced Amur, Russia, gas processing plant being...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Gazprom-begins-constructing-Amur-gas-processing-plant_74390.html
October 14, 2015
EuroChem Group (Zug, Switzerland), a leading global fertilizer company, says that its subsidiary EuroChem VolgaKaliy has won its fraud claim in the arbitration court of the Swiss...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/EuroChem-wins-$140-million-in-dispute-with-potash-contractor-Shaft-Sinkers_74387.html
October 14, 2015
A groundbreaking ceremony for an emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR) plant took place on Wednesday at Assaluyeh, Iran. This plant the country's first such facility and is being...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Iran-begins-constructing-ESBR-project-at-Assaluyeh_74386.html
October 13, 2015
Fluor announced on Tuesday that its joint venture team was selected by Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) as the preferred bidder for two engineering, procurement, and construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Fluor-confirms-$2-6-billion-refinery-award-in-Kuwait_74368.html
October 16, 2015
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW; Kalama, WA), a company owned by Chinese investors, has significantly scaled up its investment and planned methanol capacity in the US Pacific...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Northwest-Innovation-Works-to-invest-$7-billion-in-eight-methanol-plants-in-US_74339.html
October 12, 2015
Aberdeen International (Toronto), a resource investment corporation and merchant bank, says it has entered into a share-purchase agreement with Rodinia Lithium (Toronto) to purchase...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Canadian-investment-firm-to-acquire-lithium-potash-project-in-Argentina_74347.html
October 12, 2015
Saudi Aramco is considering constructing a $20-billion refining and petrochemical complex at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, according to Reuters, citing industry sources familiar with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Reports-Saudi-Aramco-plans-$20-billion-refinery-and-petrochemical-complex-at-Yanbu_74346.html
October 12, 2015
Ethylene XXI, the 75-25 joint venture project between Braskem and Idesa at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, will be completed by end of November, with full capacity expected to be reached next...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Ethylene-XXI-project-onstream-by-end-November-half-the-output-to-be-sold-in-Mexico_74340.html
October 8, 2015
Salalah Methanol Co. (SMC) has prequalified eight engineering & construction firms to build a previously announced ammonia plant in the Salalah Free Zone of Oman. The facility will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Oman-prequalifies-E-and-C-firms-to-build-ammonia-plant_74238.html
October 6, 2015
BASF will more than double its chlorine capacity based on membrane-cell technology. The company will add 250,000 m.t./year capacity to the existing membrane-cell process plant at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-to-more-than-double-membrane-cell-chlorine-capacity-at-Ludwigshafen_74186.html
October 9, 2015
Production at Total's Carling, France, naphtha cracker is scheduled to end on 5 October—the culmination of a previously announced program to close the plant, says Philippe...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/EPCA-2015-Production-ends-at-Totals-Carling-cracker-decision-next-year-on-Qatar-debottlenecking_74171.html
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